Scholarships to study in the UK 2023 - Apply now !

Looking for scholarships in the UK for Indian students? We’ve got the list.

By carefully planning and preparing in advance, studying in the UK can be made more affordable. One way to reduce the financial burden is to apply for scholarships offered by UK universities and colleges. These scholarships are specifically designed for international students who have demonstrated academic excellence or meet certain criteria. The scholarships can cover partial or full tuition fees, depending on factors such as the course and the institution. It’s important to note that the UK government, as well as private and public organizations, also provide scholarships and bursaries. When applying for scholarships, it is crucial to thoroughly review the eligibility criteria and ensure that you submit your application before the specified deadline.

Intakes for UK Scholarships

Colleges and universities in the UK offer two major intakes, but few of the universities also offer summer intakes. The three intakes available in the UK are:

Intakes Duration
Autumn/Fall intake
September to December
Spring intake
January to April
Summer intake
April to June

What are the criteria for applying for scholarships to study abroad?

While a strong academic score is typically the primary criterion for most scholarships, other factors such as your chosen destination, subject, and level of study may also come into play. Some scholarships may consider additional aspects like extracurricular activities and volunteering experiences as well. It’s important to note that each scholarship has its own set of eligibility criteria. While some scholarships may only require a completed application, others may have additional requirements. For example, research-centric programs may require the submission of written assignments or research proposals. Therefore, it is crucial to carefully review the specific eligibility criteria and application requirements for each scholarship you are interested in.


Top Scholarships for Indian Students to Study in the UK

The amount of funding and the types of scholarships offered vary among institutions. Some research programs may offer full tuition fee coverage and provide financial support for living expenses as well. However, it’s important to note that government scholarships often have a higher level of competition compared to scholarships offered directly by universities. To maximize your chances of securing a scholarship, it is advisable to initiate the application process approximately 8-12 months before your preferred intake begins. This will allow you sufficient time to research and apply for various scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship for Masters in the UK for Indian Students

Many colleges in the UK provide scholarships for pursuing a master’s degree, here are the popular ones offered by our partner universities:

University Scholarships Amount
Leeds and Beckett University
Postgraduate Scholarship
£ 3,000
University of East Anglia
UEA India Award
PG - £ 4,000 - £ 5,000 (Guaranteed)
Lancaster University
Global Scholarship for all PG courses
£ 5,000
University of Greenwich
PG Scholarship
Up to £ 1,500 GBP
Cardiff University
Vice-Chancellor Scholarship
£ 2,000 Name of the scholarship Description
Chevening Scholarship

Supports talented professionals who have shown prior leadership skills and exceptional performance in their respective fields. With Chevening, you can apply for a scholarship or fellowship, the selection of which is done by the high commission and British embassies.

  1. These scholarships are fully funded and include airfare, living expenses and tuition fees
  2. This is available for 12 months (if the duration is 12 months). However, it can be extended after 1 year under the special case that will be approved by FCO


Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

The commonwealth scholarship aims to give international students from commonwealth countries a chance to pursue postgraduate degrees in the UK. Basically, the scholarship scheme caters to students from commonwealth nations to study in the UK.
Types of scholarship awards:
The Commonwealth Scholarships offers:

  1. Commonwealth PhD Scholarships  
  2. Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships  
  3. Commonwealth Master's Scholarships 
  4. Commonwealth Shared Scholarships    
  5. Commonwealth Distance learning Scholarships 
  6. Commonwealth PhD Scholarships  

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships 

GREAT Scholarship

This scholarship is jointly funded by the UK Government's GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council under the Study UK campaign. This program includes 99 postgraduate scholarships from 36 UK universities in a variety of subjects. However, for Indian students, 12 of the UK higher education institutions are offering 13 postgraduate scholarships. The amount of each scholarship is a minimum of £10,000, equivalent to one year's tuition for a postgraduate (taught) degree.

The application deadline varies as per different institutions, so you need to check the university’s website for the same.


Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships (CWIT)

Charles Wallace India trust scholarships (CWIT) is the scholarship fund of Charles Wallace India Trust that provides grants to Indian students currently living in India in the early or middle stages of their career and either working or studying in the heritage conservation, arts, or humanities. They are of three types:

  1. CWIT long-term grants
  2. CWIT Short Research Grants
  3. Grants towards the final year of Doctoral study in the UK
Scotland Saltire Scholarships

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships is a scholarship program of the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities offered in the areas of creative industries, technology, science, medical sciences, healthcare, and renewable and clean energy.
The scholarships offer up to 50 awards of each £8000 which includes tuition fees for any one year of full-time postgraduate master’s program at any Scottish higher education institution.
Eligible courses (PG Master level courses)

  1. Science
  2. Technology
  3. Healthcare and medicines
  4. Creative Industries
  5. Renewable and clean energy

 *This is an indicative list, speak with your Urvi Technologies counsellor for details and best available options suited to your profile

UK scholarships for undergraduate international students

Studying in the UK can be financially secure by taking advantage of the numerous scholarship programs available. UK universities are committed to supporting international students and offer a variety of scholarships, both fully and partially funded, based on specific criteria, chosen course, and duration of study. Our partner universities provide a range of popular scholarship programs to help international students fund their studies effectively.

University Scholarships Amount
Leeds and Beckett University
Undergraduate Scholarship
£ 1,000
University of East Anglia
Actuarial Science Scholarship
UG - £ 6,000
Lancaster University
Global Scholarship for all UG courses
£ 5,000
Kingston University London
UG Scholarship
Up to £ 3,000 GBP
University of Leicester
UG Scholarship
Up to £ 2,500 / Year

MBA Scholarships in the UK for Indian Students

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a highly sought-after course among international students, often pursued at universities abroad. However, due to the higher tuition fees associated with MBA programs, scholarships are available at our partner universities to support students in pursuing this course. These scholarships provide financial assistance and opportunities for deserving candidates interested in pursuing an MBA.

University Scholarships Amount
Leeds and Beckett University
MBA Scholarship
£ 1,500 /Year
Lancaster University
MBA Scholarship
£ 8,000
Aston University
MBA Dean Award
50 % of Tuition fees
University of Bath
MBA scholarship
£ 10,000 or £ 15,000

FAQs related to Scholarships in the UK

Here are some frequently asked questions related to scholarships:

There is a diverse selection of scholarships available from universities and government institutions, with eligibility criteria varying based on factors such as the course, university, and location. These scholarships can provide partial or full funding support for your studies. To explore the available options, you can visit the respective university websites or seek guidance from our team of international education experts.

Scholarship opportunities are contingent upon factors such as the chosen course, university, and location. It is advisable to visit the websites of universities or government institutions to explore the available options. Additionally, our team of international education experts is available to provide guidance and support throughout the scholarship search process. They can assist you in navigating through the various opportunities and help address any queries or concerns you may have. Rest assured, there are numerous scholarships specifically tailored for Indian students at most UK universities and colleges.